Lexus has released more images of the LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept bound for next week’s Detroit auto show. The car’s proportions and profile are as sultry as they appeared to be in recent teaser images, and we’re really digging the complex surfaces that dive and flow down the body sides. The front end, however, is pretty tragic. In the words of one Car and Driver editor, the overly fussy fascia looks like someone chucked a grenade into the front bumper. We hope it looks better in person.
We’re still in the proverbial dark about what (theoretically) powers the LF-LC concept, although we do know that it’s supposed to be a hybrid. Given its show-car status, we think the powertrain may turn out to be more fantasy than fact. If the LF-LC’s motivator does end up being something tangible, though, we’d like to see something like the gasoline engine and electric motor from the LS600hL. In that car, the world’s most luxurious sofa, they pair to make 438 hp.
The automaker says that the LF-LC previews future Lexus design language, although the company hopefully will draw little from this car’s snout. That aside, we’d support Lexus turning this concept into a production grand tourer or second sports car. Either option would have to come in way under the $ 380,000 sticker price of the LFA to be relevant, however.
Check back next week for full coverage of the Detroit show—including more information on the LF-LC.
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